Why Solidarity Matters

By DAVID A. COOK President A few weeks ago, our brothers and sisters at UFCW Local 88 approved a new contract with Schnucks after lengthy negotiations...

Illinois Labor hosting fundraiser for Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Illinois Labor is hosting a virtual Labor fundraiser for Attorney General Kwame Raoul from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. The Illinois AFL-CIO...

This week in labor history: June 14-20

JUNE 14 1872 – Unions legalized in Canada. 1951 – The first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, is installed at the U.S. Census Bureau. JUNE 15 1908 – The...

Workers Win! Missouri Supreme Court rules Paycheck Deception (HB 1413) unconstitutional

Republican-backed law targeted public-sector unions By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor Jefferson City – The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a 2018 law that sought to impose...

Republican infighting led to legislative gridlock in Missouri

Good news for unions, but attacks on Labor expected to resume next session Jefferson City – The contentious 2021 Missouri legislative session will go down...

Labor scores multiple wins in Illinois Legislature

By CARL GREEN Illinois Correspondent Springfield, IL – Labor and its allies completed another good session in the Illinois General Assembly, which adjourned after passing a...

O’Donnell retires, Denny Marshall takes the helm as president/business manager of...

By MARY ANN O'TOOLE HOLLEY Correspondent When Dan O’Donnell started working as a roofer in the spring of 1979, he was a student at the University...

Iron Workers 396 retiree receives hero’s welcome after recovering from COVID-19

By SHERI GASSAWAY Correspondent House Springs, MO – After spending 153 days in five medical facilities recovering from COVID-19, Iron Workers Local 396 retiree Ray Swartz...

IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s Timothy Funk

Timothy Michael Funk, a 23-year member of Iron Workers Local 392, passed away May 28, 2021 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. He was...

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway, a champion for working families, announces she...

Jefferson City – Nicole Galloway, a champion for Missouri’s working families and the only Democratic statewide office holder, announced she won’t be running for...

Illinois gains another regional Labor leader

Illinois has another regional Labor leader, Dan Gosa, president of the Quad-City Illinois and Iowa Federation of Labor. Gosa, Midwest regional organizer for the International...

UFCW inks first-ever national cannabis/CBD contract

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) has reached a historic agreement with Union Harvest and Nature’s Root Labs – a first-ever national agreement to...

IN MEMORIAM: Union members we recently lost

The Greater St. Louis Labor Movement mourns the loss of the following members: FIRE FIGHTERS • Chico Vaughn – Served 16 years as president of the...

OPINION: Americans’ work conditions are terrible. No wonder many don’t want...

By HELAINE OLEN Norma Leiva, a warehouse manager with Food 4 Less in Panorama City, Calif., joined a protest last week in front of the...

OPINION: When workers unionized, their cafe was put up for ...

By HARRY AUGUST Providence, R.I. — Five former White Electric Coffee workers gathered at the Dexter Training Grounds next to the Providence Armory, slightly stunned....

Jones hires SEIU’s Desideri as communications director

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones has hired Nick Desideri, the former Chicago-based spokesman Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 as communications director...

City of St. Louis seeking applicants for summer jobs

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones is asking youth and adults to apply for summer jobs with the City of St. Louis. Positions are...

Missouri Supreme Court says more work needed to determine how much...

Circuit court award of $113.7 million may not be correct, high court says Jefferson City – Missouri prison guards have waited nearly three years to...

Victims of San Jose rail yard shooting were ATU members attending...

By TIM ROWDEN Managing Editor San Jose, CA – The nine people who were killed in a mass shooting May 26 at the Valley Transportation...

Scabs hired to break two-month-old strike by coal miners

National fund drive under way to support families By ED FINKELSTEIN Publisher Brookwood, AL – In an effort reminiscent of the 1920’s, scabs have been hired to...